A very good defensive catcher ... Will once again be the main starting catcher ... Calls a good game and receives pitches well ... Looking to provide senior leadership ... Calls the pitches on her own.
2007: Took over as the main catcher, starting 45 games behind the plate ... Had a breakout year at the plate, raising her average over 40 points to .277 for the season ... Had 31 hits, inlcuding three doubles ... Tallied 15 RBI and scored eight runs ... Drew 24 walks on the year, including a school-record seven consecutive over a three-game span ... Had nine sacrifice bunts and one sacrifice fly ... Had just two errors in 572 chances for a fielding percentage of .997 ... Had three game-winning hits and scored two game-winning runs ... Had a career-high four hits against North Carolina ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single to lift Tech to a 1-0 win over Radford ... Caught every pitch in Tech's run to the title at the ACC Championship and in the NCAA Regional Tournament.
2006: Split time as the starting catcher ... Also saw action as the designated player ... Started 37 games, playing in 44 ... Batted .231 with five doubles, 12 RBI and seven runs scored ... Had 104 at bats ... Drew 13 walks and struck out just 11 times ... Laid down seven sacrifice bunts ... Had one sac fly ... Had just three errors in 371 chances ... Scored the game-winning run at Furman ... Got a 12th-inning rally going with a single up the middle against No. 19 Louisville in Tech's 1-0 win at NCAA Regionals.
2005: Saw action at three different spots - catcher, third base and first base - as well as the designated player ... Played in 60 games, starting 49 ... Batted .239 with 34 hits ... Had seven doubles, one home run and 20 RBI ... Had a big home run in the win over Troy ... Picked up three RBI against St. Bonaventure.
High School: Lettered four times at W.T. Dwyer High School for Coach John Lott ... Named second-team all-county for the 6A-5A-4A level by the Florida Sun Sentinel as a senior ... Helped lead Dwyer to a 1-0 win over Bartow, which was ranked No. 3 in the nation at the time and went on to win the State Class 4A title ... Was named honorable mention all-conference and second-team all-area as a junior ... Was also awarded her team's "Hardest Worker" award by the coaches ... Was honorable mention all-conference and was a top performer, as named by the Florida Sun Sentinel, as a freshman ... Was an active member of the Academy of Finance and Future Business Leaders of America ... Was also secretary of the National Honor Society at Dwyer while also participating in soccer and volleyball ... Was Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper in the 2002-2003 school year and was a reporter for the Academy Update.
Personal: Kelsey Liane Hoffman ... Born February 2, 1986, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL ... Daughter of Charles and Dana Hoffman ... Has two sisters, Alana and Aynsley ... Worked on Virginia Tech's school yearbook: "The Bugle" last year ... Majoring in communication.